Partners Trust Listing Featured in the Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal featured a new Los Angeles listing from Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage & Acquisitions as House of the Day.
The Wall Street Journal featured a new listing from Leverage Partner Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage & Acquisitions as House of the Day!
View the article: House of the Day: Hollywood Living, Writ Large
Location: Los Angeles, CA
This International-style home in Los Angeles overlooking the Hollywood sign takes cues from John Lautner’s architecture and Japanese modernism.
Gary Johns, a retired commercial film director, bought this nearly 1-acre property in the Hollywood Hills with his former wife, Roseann, for $400,000 in 1987, according to public records. They took down an existing Mediterranean-style home to create this International-style modernist home with views of downtown Los Angeles and the famous Hollywood sign. Including the land, Mr. Johns says they spent roughly $5 million on the project.
The 3,720-square-foot home, with an additional 2,200-square-feet of deck space, was completed in 1991. Mr. Johns, who studied architecture and grew up in western Pennsylvania, says he was deeply influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s seminal Fallingwater, and brought some of those influences to bear on this project. He describes his inspiration as a mix between midcentury-modern architects, such as Richard Neutra and John Lautner, and the Japanese modern architect Tadao Ando, whose concrete forms often emphasized simplicity.
Mr. Johns says several downtown landmarks are visible from the property’s terraces, and from several vantages in the home. He says the home also overlooks the Los Angeles Basin and Pacific Ocean.